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James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 25:9-11

THE BURIAL OF ABRAHAM"And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; the field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son: and Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahairoi.""Isaac and Ishmael ..." It is obvious that if Keturah had been a more RECENT wife of Abraham than either Sarah or... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 25:11-12

Genesis 25:11-12. And it came to pass, &c.— Moses here enters upon the history of Isaac and Ishmael; and having just mentioned the blessing, the spiritual blessing, continued to Isaac, he goes on to shew, that the temporal blessings promised to Ishmael were also fully accomplished. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 25:1-11

18. Abraham’s death 25:1-11Before Abraham died, he made sure that God’s covenantal blessing would be Isaac’s by sending his other sons away. After he died, God confirmed his decision by blessing Isaac."In the short span of one chapter, the writer shows how Isaac’s entire life was a repetition of that which happened to Abraham. Thus the lesson is that God’s faithfulness in the past can be counted on in the present and the future. What he has done for the fathers, he will also do for the sons."... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 25:7-11

Abraham’s death and Isaac’s blessing 25:7-11Isaac would have been 75 years old and Jacob 15 when Abraham died (Genesis 25:7; cf. Genesis 21:5; Genesis 25:26). [Note: See the chart "Patriarchal Chronological Data" earlier in these notes.] Abraham lived 100 years in the Promised Land (cf. Genesis 12:4)."It is one thing to live a long life. It is another thing to live a long life that is also a happy life. This obituary notice about Abraham draws attention to the fact that Abraham died not only at... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:1-34

The Sons of Abraham by Keturah. Death and Burial of Abraham. Descendants of Ishmael. Birth and Youth of Esau and Jacob1. It is not known at what period of his life Abraham took Keturah as his secondary wife or concubine; for it is clear from Genesis 25:6 and 1 Chronicles 1:32 that she only held that position. Some of the names of Keturah’s children have been identified in Arabia as tribes. 2. Midian] The Midianites became a considerable nation, spreading over the country S. and SE. of Palestine... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 25:11

(11) God blessed his son Isaac.—With this general summary the Tôldôth Terah concludes, and no portion of Holy Scripture is more interesting or valuable; for in it the broad foundation is laid for the fulfilment of the protevangelium contained in Genesis 3:15, the progenitor of the chosen race is selected and proved on trial. and the preparation made for the giving of the Law, and for the growing light of prophecy, by the nearness wherewith Abraham walked with God. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 25:1-34

Genesis 25:32 Esau's weakness and fall in the presence of his overmastering temptation. I. Esau's good qualities are very evident, being of the kind easily recognized and easily popular among men, the typical sportsman who is only a sportsman, bold and frank and free and generous, with no intricacies of character, impulsive and capable of magnanimity. The very opposite of the prudent, dexterous, nimble man of affairs, rather reckless indeed and hotheaded and passionate. His virtues are, we see,... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:1-34

ESAU AND JACOBGenesis 25:1-34"He goeth as an ox goeth to the slaughter, till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life."- Proverbs 7:22-23THE character and career of Isaac would seem to tell us that it is possible to have too great a father. Isaac was dwarfed and weakened by growing up under the shadow of Abraham. Of his life there was little to record, and what was recorded was very much a reproduction of some of the least glorious... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 25:1-11

CHAPTER 25:1-11 Abraham’s Posterity From Keturah and His Death 1. Abraham’s offspring from Keturah (Genesis 25:1-4 ) 2. Isaac the heir (Genesis 25:5-6 ) 3. Abraham’s death and burial (Genesis 25:7-11 ) Abraham’s marriage to Keturah and the offspring from her concludes the history of this remarkable character. That this took place after Isaac’s marriage (typifying the marriage of the Lamb) makes it very interesting. After the church is completed and the present age ends the seed of... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:1-34

OTHER GENERATIONS OF ABRAHAM We are not told what time Abraham took Keturah as a wife. Of course, God could enable him to be a father of children even after Sarah had died, but in this case he would be over 137 years, and nothing is given to enlighten us in this matter. However, verses 1-4 tell us that Keturah bore Abraham six sons, and that some of these also had sons afterward. whenever they were born, they were not considered by God as having any place compared to Isaac. Abraham gave all... read more

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